A hit-and-run driver knocked a 70-year-old man off of his electric scooter in Gravesend Wednesday afternoon, causing critical injuries.
The collision took place at roughly 3:45 p.m. The elderly victim had been using his scooter in the crosswalk of 85th Street at 25th Avenue when the eastbound driver hit him. Immediately following the crash, the driver stopped, got out of the vehicle, and looked back at the scene before driving off again. A witness told DNAinfo that the driver ran a red light just before the crash.
The driver reportedly continued to rush down 85th Street, ignoring red lights as the man lay bleeding in the street. "I couldn't believe it at first," witness Jennifer Fahmy told NBC. "I immediately ran to the guy. He was barely moving." Another witness told Pix 11 that the victim was bleeding from his face and legs as he lay on the asphalt.
The elderly man was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center and remains in critical condition. An NYPD spokesperson confirmed that no arrests have been made in the case, and the investigation is ongoing. Police have released video of the collision, hoping the public can help identify the hit-and-run driver.